- The presidential candidate of the PDP has called on Nigerians to come out and vote on February 23
- Atiku Abubakar also urged Nigerians not to be discouraged by the election postponement
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has called on Nigerians to go out and vote en masse during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections.
Atiku, in a video he shared on his social media page, urged Nigerians to not be deterred by the postponed election but rather go out and vote to secure the nation's future.
He said: "The reasons we have election is to allow us to have our voices heard on how we have been governed for the last four years and who will govern us for the next four years.
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"My message to you is simple, please come out and vote as this election is about your future and the future of our great nation.
"On election day, we are all equal and no single vote is more important than any other. But if you do not votes, you will be accepting that the next four years would be like the last."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai asked the PDP presidential candidate to withdraw his statement on Army allegiance to President Buhari's directive on ballot-box snatchers.
Buratai while speaking at a meeting with principal staff officers, directors and general officers commanders on Wednesday, February 20, said the call on the Army to disobey President Buhari's shoot at ballot-box snatchers by Atiku is unfortunate.
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Stating the position of the Army on the Army against electoral offenders, the Chief of Army Staff said, direct and public incitement of the Nigerian Military against democracy and constituted civil authority will not be tolerated.
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